Addressing the Social Determinants of Health to Drive Beneficiary Engagement

February 26th, 2019 1:00PM ET

Healthcare professionals agree that health is more than what happens to a patient inside of the clinic or hospital. Patient health also includes the social determinants of health, or the social factors that impact an individual’s ability to achieve wellness and engage with the healthcare system.

Key social determinants of health, including transportation, affordable and stable housing, and nutritious food accessibility, each have a direct impact both on patient health and healthcare spending. As health plans work to deliver value-based, quality healthcare to its members, they may consider the social determinants of health and their own initiatives to address them.

Learning Objectives:

•Create plan for detecting major social needs or care gaps
•Identify proven strategies for addressing certain common social determinants of health
•Recognize key community stakeholders or partners that may help deliver social services
•Develop action plan for continuously assessing community outreach effectiveness
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Dr. Andrew Renda
Corporate Strategy Director of Population Health

About the sponsor: Wolters Kluwer
Emmi® programs
Eighty percent of factors affecting health outcomes occur outside healthcare delivery. Patients and members can interact with Emmi® programs on the device of their choice, anytime and anywhere, in the format that works best for them (email, interactive voice, and videos). Using behavioral science, engaging design, and evidence-based content, Emmi programs help members take an active role in their health, while enabling care teams to track activity and adjust follow-up. Organizations who use Emmi programs report improved member compliance and satisfaction. In 2017, more than 170,000 patients started an Emmi program each week.
This webcast is approved for up to 1.0 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).